Films

Post Date: Mon, April 25, 2022

As the Library’s Big Read 2022 continues, we’re highlighting a number of films from and about Indigenous communities. Attend upcoming Library events and discussions, or watch titles for free – online or on DVD – with your library card.    
 

Post Date: Tue, February 2, 2021

From classic literature to contemporary cinema, the Library offers a number of ways to discover stories celebrating the African American experience. As we commemorate Black History Month, check out a selection of recommended books and browse the collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services. 
 

Post Date: Thu, June 17, 2021

Juneteenth marks the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans on June 19, 1865, following the end of the Civil War.  Just in time for 2021's Juneteenth, Congress passed long-discussed legislation making the date a federal holiday — the 12th in U.S. history. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on June 17. In celebration of the newly official holiday, the Library offers a number of book recommendations, films, and a special event that highlight the history of the Black experience in America.
 

Post Date: Tue, June 7, 2022

Juneteenth marks the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans on June 19, 1865, following the end of the Civil War. This milestone in America's history came to be known as Juneteenth — combining "June" and "Nineteenth" — and is observed annually. In commemoration of the holiday, the Library offers a number of book recommendations, films, and other resources that highlight the history of Black experiences in America.
 

Post Date: Sat, May 21, 2022

“This is really about the community,” said U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo during her April 14 visit to the Library. "It’s not about one person standing up here. This is all of us coming together.” For the past two months, Kansas Citians engaged in Big Read 2022 book discussions, speaker events, film screenings, and other activities revolving around Harjo's An American Sunrise. As the celebration draws to a close, we look back on memorable moments.
 

Post Date: Tue, April 28, 2020

The world is changing – in so many ways – amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has seen everything from schools to restaurants close as governors across the country issue shelter-in-place orders, requiring residents to stay at home unless travel is absolutely necessary.  The Kansas City Public Library has had to adapt, too. But it continues to offer, and in some cases bolster, an array of services that might be more valuable to patrons and the wider community than ever.
 

Post Date: Wed, December 22, 2021

Expect to be the proud owner of a new computer, tablet, or smartphone this holiday season? Load those devices up with FREE digital content, courtesy of your Library: eBooks, digital audiobooks, streaming movies and TV programs, digital music and more.
 

Post Date: Thu, December 26, 2019

Did Santa bring you a new tech-themed present such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone? The Library provides an extra boost to your gift by offering many free services and resources to make the most of new devices.
 

Post Date: Tue, December 22, 2020

Planning to give (or get) tech-themed presents such as computers, tablets, or smartphones this holiday season? The Library provides an extra boost to your gift-giving or gift-getting by offering many free services and resources to make the most of new devices.
 

Post Date: Mon, November 1, 2021

Throughout November, discover the rich history, ceremonies, and storytelling traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America as part of Native American Heritage Month. Explore Library reading recommendations, films, resources, and more.
 

Post Date: Fri, October 28, 2022

Throughout November, discover the rich history, ceremonies, and storytelling traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America as part of Native American Heritage Month. Explore Library reading recommendations, films, resources, and more.
 

Post Date: Fri, December 21, 2018

Planning to give (or get) tech-themed presents such as computers, tablets, or smartphones this holiday season? The Library provides an extra boost to your gift-giving or gift-getting by offering many free services and resources to make the most of new devices.
 

Post Date: Mon, June 7, 2021

Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library celebrates with LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, highlights from past programs, film offerings, and other resources.
 

Post Date: Tue, May 31, 2022

Pride Month in June commemorates the Stonewall riots in New York's Greenwich Village, which ignited the gay rights movement in the United States in 1969. The Library offers a collection of book recommendations, events, films, and other resources that celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices and experiences.
 

Post Date: Wed, May 29, 2019

The Library launches an out-of-this-world learning adventure for all ages in this year’s Summer Reading Program. As 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we invite readers to Dare to Discover a universe of books, events, and activities that celebrate science fact and fiction alike. Read five books between June 1-July 31, 2019 (our mad scientist librarians have cooked up some stellar Suggested Reading titles to get you started). Log your completed books, and earn a cosmically cool prize.
 

Post Date: Wed, May 27, 2020

Kanopy lets you watch thousands of movies, documentaries, television shows, and educational videos for free from the comfort of your home. All you need is your Kansas City Public Library card, internet access, and the Kanopy app. Start streaming today.
 

Post Date: Thu, October 3, 2019

It’s fall, y’all, and the Library is kicking off the Halloween season with a monstrously good mashup of haunted local history tales, scary story recommendations, spooky special events, and frightfully fun family festivities.
 

Post Date: Mon, October 24, 2022

Have a delightfully spirited Halloween season with a monstrously good mashup of scary story recommendations, frightfully fun films, and other creepily cool Library resources.
 

Post Date: Sun, March 7, 2021

During Women's History Month, we commemorate the lives and achievements of trailblazers throughout history and share experiences of today's changemakers. Check out lists of recommended books and browse the collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services. 
 

Post Date: Tue, March 1, 2022

During Women's History Month, we commemorate the lives and achievements of trailblazers throughout history and share experiences of today's changemakers. Check out lists of recommended books and browse the collection of films available through the Library's free streaming services.